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ACG Series: Plagiarism

In this Academic Communication Guide (ACG), learn about plagiarism and how to avoid it.


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The Plagiarism Academic Communication Guide (AGC) Team


Eunice Tan Woon Hong 

Illyas Lim Effandi 


Chin Soo Fun 

Kristina Marie Tom  

Course advisor/Editor 

Christopher John Hill, PhD  

Editorial Assistant  

Siti Suhaila bte Kamsani 



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